Disgusting hare coursing cruelty at Limerick Racecourse

26 Feb

The Irish Council Against Blood Sports has filmed more scenes of appalling cruelty to animal at the JP McManus-sponsored Irish Cup coursing meeting at Limerick Racecourse.

Over the weekend, 23-24 February, ICABS captured scenes of hares being hit and severely mauled by greyhounds. One hare could be clearly heard crying out twice when hit by the dogs.

After watching our latest video evidence, please respond to our urgent action alerts below. Thank you.


Contact Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney and demand that the exemptions for coursing and hunting be removed from the Animal Health and Welfare Bill 2012.

Minister Simon Coveney

Department of Agriculture

Agriculture House,

Kildare Street, Dublin 2.

Email: minister@agriculture.gov.ie

Tel: 01-607 2884 or LoCall 1890-200510.

Fax: 01-661 1013.

Ask Limerick Racecourse to stop hosting hare coursing.

Russell Ferris

General Manager

Limerick Racecourse,

Greenmount Park,


Co Limerick

Email: info@limerickraces.ie

Telephone: +353 (0)61 320000

Fax: +353 (0)61 355766

Twitter: @LimerickRaces

Urgently contact An Taoiseach Enda Kenny and An Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore. Ask them to show compassion for wildlife and introduce an immediate ban on bloodsports.

An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny

Department of the Taoiseach,

Telephone: 01-6194020

An Tanaiste, Eamon Gilmore

Office of the Tanaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade,

Tel: 01 6183566 (Dail) or 01 408 2000 (Iveagh House)

Email Both: eamon.gilmore@oireachtas.ie;taoiseach@taoiseach.gov.ie

Contact all your local TDs now. Demand that they urgently push for bans on coursing and foxhunting.

Find out the names of your TDs and their email addresses.



If you prefer to post a letter to your TDs, address your correspondence to:

Dail Eireann

Leinster House

Kildare Street

Dublin 2.

Please also arrange a meeting with your TDs at their local clinics. Contact us for details.


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